Outpatient Registered Nurse (Neurology)

Location
Las Vegas, NV
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 15, 2019
Closes
Oct 15, 2019
Specialty
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Provides neuroscience nursing services in an outpatient clinic setting for patients with or at risk for alterations as a result of nervous system dysfunction.These individuals may have biological, psychological, social and spiritual alterations as result of nervous system, which may include alterations in consciousness, cognition, communication, self-concept, motor, sensory,autonomic functions,affiliative relationships and sexuality. Neuroscience nursing also include prevention of nervous system dysfunction through health promotion, education, and research. He/She may be assigned to cross cover in other clinical areas within his/her competency level. The incumbent will be proficient and demonstrate competency and the ability to either set up or reprocss.Reusablr Medical Equipment as applicable for all equipment for which he/she has been trained.

Work Schedule: Various day tours Monday through Friday. (Scheduled hours will not exceed 40 hours per week.) Employee may be required to work weekends and holidays as business necessity dictates. Alternate work schedules may be available at Primary Care locations. (ie. Four 10 hour shifts).

Functional Statement Title/#: Registered Nurse

Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. OR The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
  • Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

Preferred Experience:
  • RN-BC Registered Nurse, Certified (Ambulatory Care) or Certified Medical Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) or Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN)
  • Two or Three years Medical-Surgical experience in Ambulatory Care/Hospital setting

Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
  • Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
  • Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience.
  • Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.
  • Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
  • Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree.

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements: Heavy Lifting, 45 pounds and over
Heavy Carrying, 45 pounds and over
Reaching above shoulder
Use of fingers
Both Hand required
Walking (4 hours)
Standing (4 hours)
Repeated bending (2-4 hours)
Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4
Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other
Depth perception
Ability to distinguish basic colors
Hearing (aid permitted)
Mental and Emotional Stability
Slippery or uneven walking surfaces
Working with hands in water
Working closely with othersNone

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • VA 102850 A
  • Resume

VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • VA 102850 A
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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